What Happens in Vegas [NOOK Book]

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Jewel of the Night

It’s not that Binda Morningstar’s an idiot—the girl’s got more degrees than a thermometer—but there’s something about a crisis that makes her lose her mind…and accidentally injure anyone within a ten-foot radius. But if she’s going to rescue her boss from a cursed jewel, she’s going to have to keep it together. Unfortunately for her, the cop on the case, Corin Hawthorne, has her losing her mind and her heart…and if he gets ...
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Overview

Jewel of the Night

It’s not that Binda Morningstar’s an idiot—the girl’s got more degrees than a thermometer—but there’s something about a crisis that makes her lose her mind…and accidentally injure anyone within a ten-foot radius. But if she’s going to rescue her boss from a cursed jewel, she’s going to have to keep it together. Unfortunately for her, the cop on the case, Corin Hawthorne, has her losing her mind and her heart…and if he gets any more drool-worthy, she’s going to lose her inhibitions, too. To save her boss and win her man, she’s got to out run a mobster, out wit the YIFFS at a sex-fetish convention, and out think an ex-wife—and she’s got to do it all without breaking an arm or inadvertently hitting anyone with pepper spray…it’s all got Binda hoping that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

(Romantic comedy)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013040809
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 674,368
  • File size: 312 KB

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  • Posted November 8, 2012

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    Quick and hilarious romp! Binda Morningstar is an intelligent w

    Quick and hilarious romp!

    Binda Morningstar is an intelligent woman until a crisis arises. When one does, her thought process goes out the window and she has the potential to accidently injure anyone around her. When her boss ends up missing, she has to reign in her issues if she’s going to save her him from a cursed stone. It doesn’t help things much that the cop on the case, Colin Hawthorne is drop dead sexy. To get through all this, she has to out run a mobster, some Yiffs at a sex-fetish convention and deal with an ex-wife. Can she do this without breaking an arm or inadvertently injuring someone else?

    This romantic comedy is a quick and hilarious romp. I never thought I would see Yiffs in a romantic comedy but that’s just a testament to Natasha Deen’s wild imagination. I finished this book in about two hours and I could not put it down. Binda’s issues with dealing with stressful situations just make this book and the interactions with the characters. I really hope this isn’t the last time we see Binda or Corin. If this is what happens in Deen’s version of Vegas, I wanna keep coming back to visit as a reader!

    Thank you to Natasha Deen and Partners in Crime book tours for the review copy. It in no way influenced my review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Got Romance Reviews - What Happens in Vegas

    Heat Level: Sensual



    Reviewer: TJ

    Date: October 5, 2011






    It's not that Binda Morningstar's an idiot-the girl's got more degrees than a thermometer-but there's something about a crisis that makes her lose her mind.and accidentally injure anyone within a ten-foot radius. But if she's going to rescue her boss from a cursed jewel, she's going to have to keep it together.


    Unfortunately for her, the cop on the case, Corin Hawthorne, has her losing her mind and her heart.and if he gets any more drool-worthy, she's going to lose her inhibitions, too. To save her boss and win her man, she's got to out run a mobster, outwit the YIFFS at a sex-fetish convention, and out think an ex-wife-and she's got to do it all without breaking an arm or inadvertently hitting anyone with pepper spray.it's all got Binda hoping that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.




    What Happens in Vegas is an amusing story that kept me giggling throughout the action. There is just something about Binda that stole my heart! It might have been that as a fellow klutz I felt and undeniable bond with her, or was the connection due to her sophisticated dealings with the hottie Corin? Whatever it was she is one of my all-time favorite heroines. Every character in this story, including the many in fury costumes and latex entertained me to no end. I loved the mystery and I adored the romance, but more than that I just wanted to see what was going to happen next. I'd love to see this endearing character get another adventure. I cannot wait to check out this author's other stories in hopes the other characters are half as delightful as Binda.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2011

    Great Read

    Natasha Deen just shot herself into the stratosphere. This book was outrageously funny and out of this world!

    If someone asked me earlier today to name my favorite romantic comedy author.well let's just say the person that comes to mind wasn't Natasha Deen. While I still love my "other" author, I now have a new addition to the club. I was giggling after the first paragraph, burst out laughing by the second and I was taking notes on my Kindle by the end of the very first page. I knew right then this was going to be a keeper and boy was I right!

    Binda, Binda, Binda. This girl is a handful. Oh, she has an overabundent amount of spunk, should not be let out of the house without a warning label, and really truly has a food fetish. My first note that I mentioned was her description on how stupid she was for getting involved with her current crisis, "Gloriously stupid. The kind of stupid that poets wrote about-the kind of stuff that would be legend on the internet, garner me a billion hits on the uploaded video, and make my name into an active verb-"Whoa, dude, you totally pulled a 'Binda'!"

    I can't help it ... I have to share another quote. I highlighted this so fast my Kindle didn't know what to do. Two of my personal favorite terms to describe a good looking man are delish and yummy. Natasha has just been awarded the crown for her description of Corin: Where Nigel resembled a banana with glasses, his brother looked like the sexiest, tangiest, best tasting thing in the grove-the kind of fruit that's firm and meaty, leaves juice running down your chin and makes your mouth water just to look at it. If that description doesn't describe a gorgeous man, I don't know what does.

    Binda seeks out Corin's assistance to find her missing boss, Nigel. She knows deep down he is in danger, but Corin is reluctant to believe her. His relationship with his brother is estranged to put it kindly. Her perseverance pays off and so begins their less than twenty-four hour whirlwind adventure. If only he'd known that he should have left the house decked out in Kevlar and wearing a cup.

    If I've sold you on this book, let me just say this: When you start reading, lock your door, turn off the phone and give dire warnings to friends and family not to interrupt you. You are going to have an outrageously good time and you will not want to be disturbed. Right from the start I was hooked.

    Ms. Deen penned a hilarious romp with non-stop action. I never wanted it to end, but I had to come up for air. She had me gasping and rolling in laughter. What Happens in Vegas is a wonderful detour from life, jump in feet first. You won't be sorry. There is one thing I hope Ms. Deen does that my other author did, she continued to write novels of her accident prone heroine. I would really enjoy visiting Binda again and again.

    I'm going to leave you with one last tidbit from the book. I have to admit I laughed so hard during this scene it took me over ten minutes to read it, because I was crying. You only get the summary of the event, but it just points out the amount of hilarious fun waiting for you between the pages: I had tripped over my feet, head-butted a gangster in the crotch, got a mouthful of criminal penis, and the man thought I was brilliant. If that wasn't a sign we were meant to be together, fornicating and discovering the various uses for honey and warmed chocolate, then I didn't know what was.


    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Roman

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    What Happens in Vegas is a fun caper by Natasha Deen.  I loved B

    What Happens in Vegas is a fun caper by Natasha Deen.  I loved Binda's quirky humor and her partner in crime, Corin, so, so hot. The who done it surprised me, mostly because I got caught up in the story and forgot to wonder about the mystery part, which is unusual for me.  Great, fun, quick paced read. 

    Note: I was provided an ARC for review as a professional courtesy. No monetary or other compensation was involved.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

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    Hilarious!

    I started laughing with the first sentence and didn't stop until long after I'd finished. How the author managed to wrap a hilarious, sexy mystery into 125 pages is beyond me but it worked - oh, so well.

    Steam: Adult - if you're not into too much steam you can read all but the last two pages, it's a fun book!

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  • Posted September 24, 2011

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    8 out of 10 hearts

    What Happens in Vegas by Natasha Deen
    Release Date: August 17th, 2011
    Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette)
    Page Count: 125
    Source: From author, via Partners in Crime Tours, for review

    It's not that Binda Morningstar's an idiot -- the girl's got more degrees than a thermometer -- but there's something about a crisis that makes her lose her mind... and accidentally injure anyone within a ten foot radius. But if she's going to rescue her boss from a cursed jewel, she's going to have to keep it together. Unfortunately for her, the cop on the case, Corin Hawthorne, has her losing her mind and her heart.and if he gets anymore drool worthy, she's going to lose her inhibitions, too.

    To save her boss and win her man, she's got to outrun a mobster, outwit the yiffs at a sex fetish convention, and outthink an ex-wife -- and she's got to do it all without breaking an arm or inadvertently hitting anyone with pepper spray... it's all got Binda hoping that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.

    What Stephanie Thinks: A cursed gem keeps its promises; fortunately for Binda and her dreamy, swoon-worthy cop-turned-partner, Corin, its robber doesn't know about the infamous jinx on the precious stone, which, in turn, ends up favorably for them.

    The mystery of this entertaining sleuth story is predictable and its suspense very short-lived and weak. The "danger" presented doesn't have me biting my nails or shivering, and for the most part, I think the crime is clean; I'd consider What Happens in Vegas a cozy mystery because all the horrific blood, guts, and violence remains bated. The plot moves quickly, so even some of the bland scenes are still enjoyable. And of course, there's the humor.

    Oh, yes -- the humor. I would classify this book as "comedy fiction" before I consider it a "mystery" because of Deen's outrageously hysterical characters. While at times, Binda's humor dims the suspense of the situation (for instance, when she's held at gunpoint, she continues to crack jokes), it for the most part, is hilarious. Deen brings Binda's personality alive through her inevitable clumsiness (sounds like me, to be honest!) and self-deprecating sense of humor. The other characters are just as lovable (I could just EAT Corin... mmm) and are drawn out well.

    My only problem is how the funny scenes are elaborated upon too much. In my opinion, comedy shouldn't have to be picked apart, explained, and then refuted. It should just be left as is; that's what makes it funny in the first place. Despite this, Deen's clever, well-developed story is amusing and difficult not to finish; not because I want to know what happens in the end, but because I want to know what happens next. There's a slight difference, but wanting to know what occurs on the next page eventually leads me to the last page, and it has me thinking Damn. That was a fun book.

    Stephanie Loves: "Holy crap. Pass me the fruit dip, don't worry about the fork, and let me dive in. The man had a deep, rich voice that left me licking my lips."

    Radical Rating: 8 hearts-Would recommend to lots of really good friends.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

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    So fun!

    Tons of laugh out loud moments and lots of sizzle! The perfect relaxing read!


    What can I say? Only that What Happens in Vegas is one of the most delightfully fun books that I have read in a while. Don't get me wrong, I have read several excellent books, but this one was an absolute hoot! I literally laughed out loud in places and felt the heat and sizzle steaming from my Nook as I read.

    The character of Binda is a complete lovable klutz that I adored. Her fixation with chocolate syrup, whipped cream and cherries melds very nicely with Corin's love of pudding. Ah, Corin. What a spicy and delectable character...

    Together, Binda and Corin go in search of Corin's brother as well as a stolen and incredible rare diamond. There are bits of mystery intertwined with a very healthy dose of sexual tension and humor. What Happens in Vegas is the absolute perfect book to snuggle down with and toss the cares and stresses of the world away. Not only is it a fun read but it is a fast read. The characters are awesome, the dialog is excellent and the story is just plain fun. I truly cannot recommend this enough to anyone looking for a fun read. I am now a huge fan of Natasha Deen and cannot wait to indulge within her other works!

    Here's a fun little teaser from the book:

    I had tripped over my feet, head-butted a gangster in the crotch, got a mouthful of criminal penis, and the man thought I was brilliant. If that wasn't a sign we were meant to be together, fornicating and discovering the various uses for honey and warmed chocolate, than I didn't know what was.

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